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A. S. Haley
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The Church's Finances (I): Not as Rosy as Claimed
The Executive Council of the Episcopal Church (USA) has commended the staff at Church headquarters (815 Second Avenue in New York) for producing an operating "surplus" of some $2.4 million for calendar 2014 .  A resolution adopted at the Council's latest me...
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Obama and "Affordable Plumbing": a Parable
Only weeks after leaving office on Jan. 20, 2017, former President Barack Obama discovers a leak under his sink, so he calls Troy the Plumber to come out and fix it. Troy drives to Obama’s new house, which is located in a very exclusive, gated community nea...
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The Meaning of the Fort Worth Decision
The brief summary judgment order signed last Monday by Judge Chupp does not even begin to touch on the significance that lies behind it. Let me use this post as a vehicle to make its significance understandable to anyone who will take the time to read it. T...
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A Rule of Law, or of One Man?
Capitol Hill is today, for better or worse, the last bulwark of this country's Rule of Law. If the Republicans -- given a majority in both Houses in order to stop the administration's lawlessness -- cannot hold the line against Obama's illegal amnesty measu...
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Bad leaders are the consequence of bad citizenship. And this is not simply that you get what you vote for. This is about lacking the will to find out the truth for yourself. Totalitarian rule succeeds where there is ignorance, laziness, and complacency.
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Annual Litigation Survey for the Episcopal Church (USA) 2015
It is a fact well known to certain Episcopalians—both those who have left the Episcopal Church (USA) and those who have remained—that ECUSA and its dioceses have followed a pattern of suing any church that chooses to leave for another Anglican jurisdiction ...
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A terrific recounting. This is a post that I'm sure will be bookmarked and referred to again. 
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ECUSA to Judge Goodstein: "We, not You, Get to Say What Is Ours"
As predicted in this space, the Episcopal Church (USA) and its rump group has, precisely on the last possible day to do so, filed a motion asking Judge Goodstein to "reconsider" (actually, replace wholesale) her decision and order of ten days ago. The motio...
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Tyranny in Vestments
The time has come, the Walrus said, to talk of many things: Of shoes, and ships, and sealing wax; of cabbages, and kings. Yes, indeed - "of cabbages and kings." The thing you need to know about the former is to "[p]lant [the] recommended variety", and tha...
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Dust-up in Fort Worth over All Saints
As I reported at the end of this post , Bishop Iker made an overture to the congregation of All Saints in the rump diocese to use the dispute resolution process of diocesan Canon 32 to reach a settlement as to which faction of All Saints parish would remain...
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ECUSA and the Freedom of Association: a Showdown Is Coming
Litigation between the Episcopal Church (USA) and its parishes has been ongoing for more than fifteen years. It is a myth to say that the Church did not start any of the lawsuits: you can read all of the dreary details in this post . The Church and its seve...
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SC Court Makes Short Shrift of ECUSA's Motion
As reported here , the Episcopal Church (USA) and its rump group in South Carolina filed a 182-page motion for reconsideration with Circuit Court Judge Diane S. Goodstein, asking her to reverse her earlier decision in favor of Bishop Lawrence, the trustees ...
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Judge Chupp To Decide Ft. Worth Case
Yesterday morning the Hon. John Chupp, District Judge for the 145th District Court in Tarrant County, heard oral arguments in the case that the Texas Supreme Court last September remanded to him for trial. Both sides had filed motions for summary judgment, ...
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How to Make the Church Even Less Relevant
It is that time of the triennium again, as ECUSA starts to build up to its 78th General Convention this summer. Long since having lost its mooring and drifted out to sea, General Convention continues to be populated by those whose object is to move the Chur...
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Attorney specializing in real property law and litigation, including church canon law
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  • Self-employed
    1970 - present
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Cambridge, MA - Honolulu, HI - Freiburg, Germany - Nevada City, CA
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Introduction
An Episcopalian baptized and confirmed under the 1928 Book of Common Prayer. Things have not been the same since 1979, and my blog "Anglican Curmudgeon" is part of a long-time effort to understand why.
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I have started a second blog, "All Things Beethoven", to post some of my research on that composer and his music.
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  • Harvard University
    Music, 1962 - 1966
  • Harvard Law School
    J. D., 1967 - 1970
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